Panama Travel Vaccines and Advice

While traveling to Panama, please keep in mind some routine vaccines such as Hepatitis A, Hepatitis B, etc.
While traveling to Panama, please keep in mind some routine vaccines such as Hepatitis A, Hepatitis B, etc.
Make sure you know about Panama’s medical care and safety and security tips.
Panama’s beautiful landscape


You may be considering a trip to Panama in South America for your next vacation. There are plenty of reasons to choose this country, including its history, traditions and natural sites. Begin your discovery by making your way to Panama City, a lively spot full of vestiges. The bohemian quarter consists of ancients monuments and invigorating colours among quaint little streets. A stay in Panama also involves seeing the rainforest, the jungle and the mangrove. Nature lovers should make their way to Soberania National Park. The island of Taboga features stretches of beautiful beaches, perfect for treating yourself to a lazy afternoon. Holidaying in Panama promises unforgettable memories!

Recommended travel vaccinations for Panama

Vaccine Disease Transmission
Traveler’s diarrhea Contaminated water/food
Hepatitis A
Hepatitis B Contaminated body fluids
(blood, sex, razors, needles, etc.)
Rabies Infected Animals
Yellow Fever Mosquito bites
Influenza Airborne Droplets

Recommended Medication for Travelling to Panama

Medication Additional Information
Acetazolamide/Dexamethasone Recommended for prevention of acute mountain sickness
Azithromycin, Ciprofloxacin or Suprax Antibiotic in case of traveler’s diarrhea
Malarone, Doxycycline or Mefloquine Recommended anti-malaria medication


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Medical Care in Panama

The national health care system in Panama is of good quality such as the Hospital Nacional. Health services accept credit cards, but not when it’s for doctors’ fees.

If you require medication, ensure to go the Hospital Nacional Pharmacy, which is open 24/7 and well-stocked with pharmaceuticals. Other recommended pharmacies include the San Fernando Pharmacy affiliated with the San Fernando Clinica Hospital and Javillo Pharmacy.

Note that it is impossible to seek aid from an emergency ambulance outside of city centers. If a life-threatening situation arises, air evacuation will be required. Dial 911 in case of an emergency.

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Is Panama Safe for Travel?

Safety and Security Descriptive
Region beyond Yaviza AVOID ALL TRAVEL

Extremely high levels of violent crime

Crime Risk present
Demonstrations Risk of violence
Road safety Poor conditions
Public transportation Protect your belongings and stay aware of your surroundings

Use registered yellow taxis only

Swimming Dangerous coastal waters
Health Zika virus and dengue fever warning
Risk level Normal security precautions

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Do I Need a Visa to Visit Panama?

Prior to travel, make sure you check with your transportation company about any passport requirements. This is important as in some cases their regulations on passport validity may be more strict than those of the destination country.

Only a passport is required to enter Panama. The passport must be valid for at least 3 months beyond the date of departure. A visa is required for business purposes.

Furthermore, a proof of your financial situation and a return ticket will be required.

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Embassy of Canada to Panama information

When travelling to another country, it is important to know where the Canadian embassy is located in the event of:

  • A legal problem
  • A lost passport
  • The need to report a crime

It is advisable to make a copy of your original passport in case you lose it.

Canadian Embassy to Panama
Street Address:
Torres de Las Americas, Tower A, 11th Floor,
Punta Pacifica, Panama City, Panama

Tel.: (507) 294-2500
Fax: (507) 294-2514


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